Senior Pastor - Chris Meirose
Pastor Chris is married to the wonderful and talented Kimberly and they have a really cool son. He enjoys yelling at his TV when the Vikings are on, BBQing, lifting weights, and riding his Honda Goldwing. He doesn't like vegetables. He wants to build up believers and reach people far from God until we run out of people or Jesus returns!
He has a M.Div from Bethel Seminary with a focus on Transformational Leadership with the Greek Track and a BA from the University of Sioux Falls in History with coaching football/basketball/track and Secondary Ed endorsements. He grew up in Sioux Falls, SD. He is an Eagle Scout. He's spent more than a calendar year of his life sleeping under the stars in the mountains of New Mexico!
Youth Pastor - Kevin Pietz
Kevin is the MAD4Christ Youth Pastor – ministering to students in 7th – 12th grades. Kevin has a desire to see this generation live passionately for Jesus Christ, making Him first in their lives and sharing the love of Jesus with others. He enjoys enthusiastically teaching youth how to share their faith and live their lives for Jesus.
Kevin grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where he graduated from Stevens High School and was a football and track athlete. After high school, Kevin spent 10 years traveling the world as an Avionics Technician in the United States Air Force working on F16’s and living in Utah, Spain and Italy. Kevin and his wife, Tanya married in 2000 and have two boys, Arik and Carter. Outside of being a youth pastor, Kevin enjoys hanging out with his family, fly fishing, hunting, mountain biking and NFL football.
Office Administrator - Trish Baker
Trish is the bee's knees! She and her husband David are avid bee keepers in their spare time. They've influenced a number of families in our church and community into this shared passion for bees and their delicious honey. Trish studied at Hamline University and has served on the administration team at William Mitchell College of Law. They live on Elm Island Lake and love to spend time with their grandchildren.